• Dassault Systèmes continues to make significant progress on the 3DExperience vision they laid out 5 years ago. This strategy has seen them transform from a software vendor offering distinct solutions for a variety of functional areas to a company that leads with a strong business transformation message backed up by a platform of solutions. I dropped "PLM" from the title of last year's strategy review. I feel even better about that decision a year later. They now have a broad software suite brought to market as solutions tailored to support key initiatives in the vertical industries they serve. As times goes … [ read more ]

    Dassault Systèmes Strategy 2017+
  • The Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies ebook explains how smaller companies in the high technology industry find themselves stuck between full-featured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems that feel out of reach and less capable solutions including cloud-based file sharing or very basic data management applications. They know they can’t afford the errors and inefficiency inherent to informal data and process management, but can’t afford a large time, resource, and financial investment to fix their problems. Unfortunately simple solutions like web file sharing, while very attractive, fall … [ read more ]

    Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies
  • The How-to Guide to Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD  shares best practices for moving from 2D to 3D. The guide shares the reasons you should consider going from 2D to 3D, common challenges to avoid, and benefits enjoyed by other companies who gone to 3D. The guide then shares advice to make your switch from 2D to 3D CAD a success. The recommendations were developed by analyzing the responses of Top Performing companies and comparing them to Average Performing companies.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting … [ read more ]

    Best Practices for Going from 2D to 3D CAD
  • The Reducing Cost of Quality in CPG report shares perspectives from a survey of over 175 CPG companies to determine how Top Performers manage consumer packaged goods quality. The research finds that these leading companies are able to achieve better quality results with lower internal costs. The report analyzes their processes, organizational structures, and enabling technology to determine how they can get better quality results without placing a financial burden on the business.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free of charge, no registration … [ read more ]

    Reducing Cost of Quality for Consumer Packaged Goods (survey report)
  • What type of experiences prepare engineering students the best for "real world" industry work? What should new graduates know when they start their first job?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on the engineering skills gap. We are exploring questions such as, what types of things do you look for in a new graduate? How can engineering colleges and universities improve their curriculum to better prepare students for today's modern products?  What concerns do you have about the future engineering workforce?Developing the future workforce is critical to the … [ read more ]

    What Skills Do You Wish Engineering Graduates Had? (Survey Invite)

Tech4PD Debate on Social Tech in Product Development and Beam me Up Chad!

The latest edition of Tech4PD shares Tech-Clarity’s view that social techniques are ready for prime time in product development. Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights contends that it will take time, in particular because social capabilities are more likely to be adopted in formal business processes. I fundamentally disagree and believe that the low-hanging fruit is

Tech-Clarity TV Social Supply Chain Collaboration

Social Business Collaboration can help companies develop better products. It can also help them more effectively include their supply chain in product development to improve innovation. Product development is a team sport and benefits from collaboration across the supply chain. Formal collaboration approaches such as PDM or PLM are effective, but are sometimes worked around because

Is Social Computing in Product Development Still Growing?

How are social computing technologies like blogs, wikis, portals, social media sites, idea management sites, communities, and others helping companies develop better products? How has it changed over the last several years our industry has learned more? We would like to hear from you, so please take 5-10 minutes to fill out a quick survey.

Tech-Clarity TV Social Business Collaboration and the Social Collaboration Conundrum

Social Product Collaboration is the intelligent use of social computing and social media techniques to improve performance in a business setting. It leverages the free-flowing information found in social media and couples it with the control necessary to protect information in an environment where there is sensitive data, such as new product development in a

Social Business Collaboration and the Product Lifecycle

Issue in Focus: Social Business Collaboration and the Product Lifecycle: Combining the Collaborative Power of Social Media with PLM explores the possibility that companies could adopt a social business collaboration platform to improve product development processes and add proven PLM capabilities as needed to establish a socially capable PLM system. Tech-Clarity believes that social product

Getting the PPM Band Back Together at Pipeline 2012

We are getting the whole gang back together for a great online conference – Pipeline 2012 – The Online Conference for Innovative Product Development. Last year I had the privilege of presenting at the Pipeline 2011 event. My presentation, Social Computing and the Product Lifecycle, focused on the applicability of social computing to improve different